Mr. Hannig is a government relations and fiscal policy professional working exclusively with Morrill & Associates.
In his distinguished governmental career, he has held the positions of:
- Director, Legislative Affairs for Gov. Pat Quinn (2012–2014);
- Secretary, Illinois Department of Transportation (2009–2011);
- Illinois State Representative, 98th District (1979–2009); and
- Deputy Majority Leader (2005–2009).
As a senior member of Governor Quinn’s leadership team, Mr. Hannig negotiated and supported major bills for the governor, including a $1.1 billion capital bill for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), $32 million in fee increases to support the Department of Natural Resources, and measures dealing with hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and medical marijuana.
During his tenure as Secretary of IDOT, Mr. Hannig helped pass a $3 billion mini-capital transportation bill, Illinois’ first capital bill in ten years. He followed that accomplishment with the more comprehensive $31 billion capital bill, of which $21 billion flowed through IDOT.
From January 1979 to February 2009, Mr. Hannig was the State Representative for Illinois 98th District. In 1995, he became Assistant Democratic Leader in the House, and for the final five years of his service in the General Assembly, he was the Deputy Majority Leader. He was point man for Speaker Madigan and his caucus on budgets, pensions, and procurement issues. During his tenure in the House, Hannig was a member of the powerful House Rules Committee, and chaired the Appropriations Committee. He was the budget negotiator for the House Democrats from 1995–2009.
Prior to his service in Illinois state government, Mr. Hannig worked as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana in 1974, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, and he resides in Litchfield, Illinois.